NEW YORK (FOX5NY.COM) - Since 2013, the ASPCA and NYPD have worked together to save and protect pets and other animals.
In December 2013, the ASPCA disbanded its humane law enforcement unit and left those responsibilities to the NYPD. Hundreds of animals have been saved. Police have made more than a hundred arrests.
ASPCA CEO Matt Bershadker talked to Fox 5's Ernie Anastos about the partnership in which the NYPD has the lead in enforcing animal cruelty laws while the ASPCA focuses on training and supporting police officers who are investigating those crimes.
The ASPCA also cares for animals in need.